HOW TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOMEJanuary 19, 2016
When homeowners sell or get their homes valued, it’s not always as much as they expect. There are many reasons for this. However, most of these reasons can be addressed and a homeowner can easily increase the value of their home. These are some of the most effective ways to do this.
It may sound obvious but a fresh coat of paint on the inside walls and exterior walls of a property can do wonders for it. If a house hasn’t been painted for a few years, it gives a bad impression to anyone viewing it. Even if you’re not selling your home, painting it regularly keeps it looking fresh and makes it a more inviting place to visit and spend time.
Many homes across the country lose their true value because they’re not heated properly or don’t have enough insulation. This results in a colder home. If the problem is not resolved it leads to even more serious issues such as dampness, dry rot and other avoidable problems. Installing a more efficient heating system and insulating the walls and attic of your home can quickly reverse this problem and make your home a much more comfortable place to live in.
If you live in an older home, your windows and doors may not be as energy efficient or secure as newer models. Changing these features can be expensive. However, if you can afford to replace your home’s windows and doors you should view it as an investment rather than a cost. This simple change will make your home safer and comfortable while you live in it and more appealing to buyers if you ever decide to sell it.
More people than ever are working from home. However, separating work life from family life can be difficult. Garden studios are the perfect solution for this problem because you can setup a work area that’s detached from your home. This is also the perfect solution if you want to relax or entertain others away from your house. This feature adds value to the current owners of a home and is also a unique feature many people looking for a new home would be interested in too.
Some homes are not used to their full potential and could be expanded. Converting the attic of your home, adding en-suite’s or building useful extensions are all effective ways to increase the number of rooms and the functionality of these rooms, so that your home increases in value. These changes also make your home more attractive to a wider range of prospective buyers.
Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t realise the true value of their home. Making some of the changes above may take some time and effort. However, these actions can greatly increase the value of your home, make it a better place to live in and allow you to get more for your property if you ever decide to sell it in the future.
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She earned her Masters in Applied Social Research at Ateneo de Davao University. She's a hard-core pluralist, an eternal optimist, a 40ish realist and a frustrated florist. She’s a mother, a teacher, a dreamer and who knows one day a potter.
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